Scalise Challenges Texas Rep to Scooter Race in Capitol Building

Reps. Scalise and Johnson participate in a scooter race in the Capitol Building / Scalise Twitter Account


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) on Wednesday challenged fellow Republican Rep. Sam Johnson (Texas) to a scooter race in the Capitol building.

"I challenged @SamPressShop to a scooter race," Scalise tweeted. "Here's what happened next."

The tweet included a video, titled "The Scooter Race," featuring the two Republican congressmen racing their respective electrical scooters around a circle of traffic cones in the U.S. Capitol.

Johnson, the 87-year-old representative, won the race.

Scalise was shot this summer while congressional Republicans were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. He sustained gunshot wounds to the hip and has been undergoing physical therapy since. He recently returned to his work in the House in September.

Due to his continued recovery, Scalise has been getting around the Capitol Building with an electric scooter, which sports a mini license plate reading "Maj Whip."

Johnson gets around the Capitol with a scooter of his own that features a miniature Texas flag on the back.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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